Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Dugan and Sweeney manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Dugan and Sweeney practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgeries with expertise ranging from cosmetic facial surgery to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant procedures with bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Drs. Dugan and Sweeney’s staff is trained in assisting in all aspects of surgery within our state of the art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
Dr. Dugan is a native of the Pittsburgh area. He was born and raised in nearby Greensburg. After he completed undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, he went on to the school of Dental Medicine to receive his D.M.D from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He served a four year tour of duty as a U.S. Army officer, practicing in Germany.
Upon returning to the U.S. in 1992, Dr. Dugan commenced specialized training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Brooklyn, New York. He finished the last year of his five year surgical residency as chief resident of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. A large portion of his training was focused on areas of oral-facial trauma and reconstruction as well as implant surgery.
Next, Dr. Dugan pursued a fellowship with a strong emphasis in facial cosmetic surgery, corrective jaw surgery, and implant surgery at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis Missouri. After a year of intense training in esthetic procedures, he returned to his native Pittsburgh where he presently practices.
Dr. Dugan is on active staff at UPMC Passavant Hospital in the North Hills, UPMC Passavant Cranberry in Cranberry and Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side. He has been in private practice in the North Hills since 1998 with additional offices in Zelienople, Butler and Greenville. He has research articles published in major medical journals and he is a member of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Dugan is married and has 3 children.
Dr. Sweeney is a native of NorthWestern Pennsylvania. He grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania where he completed his under-graduate work at Allegheny College. Following this, he received his D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, being named to the Dean’s List with Distinction.
Upon completing his Dental School training, he completed a General Dental Practice Residency at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. In 2000, he entered his Oral and Maxillofacial Training Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Throughout his Oral Surgery Residency, Dr. Sweeney received his M.D. Degree, Laser Certification in Dentistry and Medicine, General Surgery Certification, and became a Diplomate/Fellow in the American Society of Dental Anesthesia.
Dr. Sweeney’s residency involved full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is on staff at UPMC Passavant Hospital in North Hills, and UPMC Cranberry in Cranberry. He is currently a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and International Congress of Oral Implantology, Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and a member of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Oral Surgeons. Dr. Sweeney has been married since 1997 and has three sons.
Dr. Laino grew up in the small town of Lewisburg, PA. After graduating high school, he moved to Pittsburgh where he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh earning his degree in Neuroscience. After his undergraduate training, he received his D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he graduated as a member of OKU, the national dental honor society.
Following dental school, Dr. Laino started his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Ohio State University. During his four years of residency, Dr. Laino’s surgical training focused heavily on dental implants and bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, TMJ disorders, benign cysts and tumors of the jaw, and the delivery of safe office based IV sedation. He loves utilizing his training and skillset to improve patients’ lives through compassionate and attentive care. Dr. Laino is excited to move back to Pittsburgh and join a well-established and respected practice with Drs. Dugan and Sweeney.
Dr. Laino is married to Christy, a Pittsburgh native. Together, they have a young daughter, Ellena. As a family, they enjoy activities such as golf, skiing/snowboarding, working out, vacations to the beach and cheering on all the Pittsburgh sports teams.
The entire team at Dugan & Sweeney Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is dedicated to exceeding the expectations placed on us by our referring doctors and their patients. Our doctors and staff regularly attend continuing education sessions in oral health care topics to stay atop of the latest innovations in clinical care. As part of our commitment to providing superior support to our referring offices, we routinely sponsor educational symposiums and conferences on a variety of oral health care and oral surgical issues.
Her career began in 1996 as a dental receptionist and excelled over the next 12 years in learning every aspect of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery field. In 2007, she accepted a position in the Orthodontic field as a Treatment Coordinator. Although she enjoyed the orthodontic field, her passion was Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. When the opportunity presented to return to Dugan & Sweeney Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an Implant Treatment Coordinator in 2013, she could not have been happier to accept.
Jamie enjoys spending her free time at her home in Erie, PA that she shares with her fiancé, EJ and their two fur babies, Maxie and Tyson. She loves fishing for walleye on Lake Erie, salmon on Lake Ontario, hunting and spending time with her family and friends!
Janet is married with two grown sons and enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets, being outdoors, reading and working on creative projects.
Janet is happy to assist you if you need to stop to check out after your treatment, to schedule your next appointment or co-ordinate an appointment with your general dentist.
She has been married to her husband Wayne for 37 years and they have two dogs, Maggie and Paigow and a cat named Black Jack. Toni enjoys spending her free time baking and checking out local live bands with her husband.
A Grove City, PA resident Autumn works in our satellite offices as a Lead Administrative Assistant and Implant Treatment Coordinator. She has been in the dental community for 27 years. She graduated from Pine-Richland High School and A.W. Beattie Technical School for Dental Assisting and moved into general dentistry until she found an opening in Oral Surgery. Throughout her years in the dental community, she has maintained the versatility to assist not only the front office team members, but the clinical team as well. Autumn enjoys working with patients and our referring offices to provide outstanding service and ensuring patients are receiving the dental care they need.
When Autumn is not at work, she is a busy wife to Scott, mom of two teenagers, Summer and Paul and dog mom of 3 American Bulldogs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being a mom taxi and planning the next family vacation to Walt Disney World.
Donna is proud to include Dugan & Sweeney Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in a career that has flourished in Allegheny County for over thirty years. A West View native and graduate of North Hills High School, early opportunities led Donna to the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Her involvement in business administration there concluded when she began her occupancy at home in 1991, raising her children Johnathan and Hannah and later working in private childcare.
After guiding her children to successful careers, Donna was inspired by her own mother’s history and in 2007 joined McCauley, Celin and Associates as their Billing and Insurance Specialist. In 2015 she accepted an expanded role as Medical Billing Specialist with Northern Area Family Medicine, a position she maintained until beginning her work with Dugan & Sweeney.
When not continually honing her front-desk customer-facing skills through her additional work with the public on the floor of At Home, Donna enjoys knitting, traveling with her close-knit family, and watching any television recommended to her.
Kylie began her career with Dugan and Sweeney Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in August 2019. Her role as a Scheduling Coordinator is the key to the success of our practice. Kylie is typically the first person our patients can speak with. She is happy to assist our patients in scheduling appointments and coordinating treatment plans with our referring offices. She has become extremely versatile in our practice and able to assist in many other administrative tasks.
Kylie enjoys spending her free time outdoors, going for a walk during the spring, summer and fall months and skiing in the winter. She also loves spending her weekends in Erie and Tionesta with her fiancé, Ryan, family, and friends. After a surprise engagement Christmas morning of 2021, she is also busy planning her upcoming wedding.
Cheryl is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan, especially Penguins Hockey and enjoys spending her free time with her family and close friends. She and her husband Rich share three grown boys; Keith, Jared and Ryan and two granddaughters; Desiree and Bella. She also enjoys supporting her 2 granddaughters by attending their sports games and various other activities, which she claims is helping keep her young. Truth be told, her absolute favorite quality time is her annual family beach vacation.
In the spring 2018, Cheryl marks 25 years of service at Dugan & Sweeney Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and we sincerely can’t thank her enough for her commitment, compassion and dedication she has shown our practice over the years!
Alexandrea graduated from Mathews Local Schools in Vienna, Ohio and Trumbull Career and Technical Center as a Dental Assistant in 2021. She began her career in the field of general dentistry before graduating high school. Alexandrea has worked in 3 different dental specialties consisting of General Dentistry, Endodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She recently accepted a position with our practice and knew immediately this was where she wanted to remain throughout her career.
Alexandrea grew up in the small town of Vienna Ohio where she resides with her mother, Kimberly, and twin sister Hannah. She has a brother and another sister who are also twins, born on the same exact day but 10 years (later/earlier) as well as two older sisters. She loves spending time outdoors, swimming, going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and playing volleyball. She has played volleyball and club volleyball in the winters for over 7 years and loves going back to help her former coach. Some of her favorite hobbies are riding ATV / UTV’s, cooking, going to the drive in and traveling. She and her significant other enjoy spending time together going riding, having dinner dates. She also enjoys spending time with her family and going on vacation to visit her uncle who lives on the east coast in North Carolina.
Cherri was born and raised in the North Hills area and is a graduate of Holy Ghost Academy. She began her career in dentistry while still a sophomore in high school. Married, raised three loving children, and stays extremely busy helping to see that their nine grandchildren are brought up properly. Cherri loves to put time, effort and energy into the things in life that really matter.
A Greenville, PA resident Katie is the lead assistant in our Greenville office. She oversees the daily responsibilities both Administrative and Clinical in our Greenville office location. She has been a proud member of our practice since September 2013. Katie takes pride in keeping friendly communication with referring offices to ensure the best care for our patients.
When Katie is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her three grown sons and her pups, Ruby and Milo. She loves to vacation at the beach and be with family and friends.